Showing posts with label English Vocabulary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label English Vocabulary. Show all posts

Friday, 18 May 2018

Vocabulary - 10 The Most Confusing Words (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Vocabulary - 10 The Most Confusing Words

Vocabulary - 10 The Most Confusing Words (#cbsenotes)(#eduvictors)

Ability, Capacity

Ability refers to the power to do something.
e.g. Citrus foods are said to have the ability to prevent colds.

Capacity refers to the ability to hold or contain something.
e,g. This hall has a capacity of 5,000 seats.


About, Approximately, Around

About refers to a rough estimate. Commonly used in face to face speech.
e.g.  We waited about 30 minutes for the bus.

Approximately refers to near accuracy.
e.g.  This school enrolls approximately 4,000 students.

Around refers to a physical proximity or surrounding.
e.g.  We’ll look for you around the front of the building.


Friday, 13 October 2017

English Vocabulary: 30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs You Must Know (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishVocabulary)

30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs
You Must Know

English Vocabulary: 30 Commonly Used Phrasal Verbs You Must Know (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishVocabulary)

A phrasal verb is a group of words that functions as a verb and is made up of a verb plus a preposition, an adverb, or both. Phrasal verbs are very common in English usage. Therefore it is important to learn about these verbs. Moreover, the meaning of a verb often changes significantly when it is used in a phrasal verb.


1. bring about : cause

2. bring up : rear children

3. call back : return a telephone call

4. call off : cancel

5. catch up : reach the same position or level

6. check in : register at a hotel

Thursday, 28 September 2017

English Vocabulary - Single Word Substitutions (#cbseNotes)

English Vocabulary - Single Word Substitutions

English Vocabulary - Single Word Substitutions (#cbseNotes)


1. Shy, timid, unwilling to face a situation

2. One who gives direction from behind the scene on a stage

3. One who gets pleasure in others trouble and pain

Friday, 22 September 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 22 2017 (Day 16)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 22 2017 (Day 16)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 22 2017 (Day 16)

The Indian Express

Graft

Ex-Judge in CBI net for graft,...


meaning: (verb) piece of living tissue or plant cut from one body and used to repair other body damaged part.
(noun) act of getting money through dishonest way ( कलम लगाना, घूस,  कठोर परिश्रम)


examples:
1. Although he denied graft charges, the judge found him guilty.
2. It was a skin graft operation which restored his face.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 13 2017 (Day 15) (#EnglishVocabulary)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 13 2017 (Day 15)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 13 2017 (Day 15) (#EnglishVocabulary)

The Indian Express


Revenge

Sasikala out, nephew vows revenge

meaning: harm done to someone in return for an injury suffered at his/her hands (बदला)


Examples:
1. This movie is about a woman who took revenge on her unfaithful husband.
2.  After the loss, he demanded that he be given his revenge.

Monday, 11 September 2017

English Writing Prompt: Can you make a full paragraph without the letter 'E'?

Can you make a full paragraph without the letter 'E'? 



Once Iswarchandra Vidyasagar jokingly  asked Michel Modhusudhan Dutt "As you are master in English can you make a sentence without using 'E' ".


English Writing Prompt: Can you make a full paragraph without the letter 'E'?


He wrote this :


English Vocabulary - Word To use Instead of 'VERY' (#cbseNotes)(#EnglishVocabulary)

English Vocabulary -
Word To use Instead of 'VERY'

English Vocabulary - Word To use Instead of 'VERY' (#cbseNotes)(#EnglishVocabulary)

The frequent use of 'Very' word makes it annoying and often it does not fit appropriately in the sentence. Repeated use of 'very' word can make the text boring and sounds dull.

Following words you should use instead of 'very':


very old ancient
 very rich  wealthy
 very sad  sorrowful
 very open  transparent
 very short          brief
 very simple  basic

Sunday, 10 September 2017

English Vocabulary Check - IDIOMS AND PHRASES (Multiple Choice Questions) (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishGrammar)

English Vocabulary
IDIOMS AND PHRASES
Multiple Choice Questions

English Vocabulary Check - IDIOMS AND PHRASES (Multiple Choice Questions) (#cbseNotes) (#EnglishGrammar)




Tick mark which gives the correct meaning of the idiom/phrase.

1. Of one's own record

(a) of one's own free will
(b) to agree to something
(c) to sign an accord
(d) to behave honourably


2. Accepted by

(a) to gain access
(b) to submit
(c) to receive
(d) agreed to



3. Acceptable to

(a) agreeable to
(b) to be accessible
(c) force to accept
(d) to behave humbly


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 6 2017 (Day 14)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 6 2017 (Day 14)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - September 6 2017 (Day 14)

The Indian Express
Sanitisation

Crackdown on Dera soon as HC allows sanitisation

meaning:  the act of making something clean, making something germ-free (स्वच्छता)

Examples:
1. The sanitisation process used by medical staff in not fool proof.
2. After the terrorist attack, the shopping mall has been closed for sanitisation.


Friday, 1 September 2017

English Grammar - Antonyms Quiz (#cbseNotes)

English Grammar - Antonyms Quiz



One of the choices provides suitable answer to the given question. Choose the correct option.
 

1. The antonym of prosperity is

(a) inprosperity
(b) disprosperity
(c) windfall
(d) adversity



2. The antonym of analysis is

(a) inanalysis
(b) synthesis
(c) unanalysis
(d) disanalysis




3. Pick out the opposite of progressive.

(a) retrogressive
(b) disprogressive
(c) unprogressive
(d) conservative




Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 29 2017 (Day 13)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 29 2017 (Day 13)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 29 2017 (Day 13)

The Indian Express


To defuse

Doklam is defused.


meaning: making situation less tense or dangerous ( तनाव कम करना)

Examples:
1. Bomb diposal team defused 10kg bomb at the Metro Station.
2. India and Pakistam delegates will meet next week to defuse the border tension.


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 22 2017 (Day 12)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 22 2017 (Day 12)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 22 2017 (Day 12)


To Purge

EPS and OPS are one again, move to purge Sasikala loyalists, all eyes on Dinakaran


meaning: to get rid of people from an organization (निकाल देना)

Examples:
1. Purge the data of those whose subscriptions have expired.
2. She is so superstitious that she hired an astrologer to purge evil spirits from her house.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 16 2017 (Day 11)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 16 2017 (Day 11)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 16 2017 (Day 11)

The Indian Express 

To elevate

Trump, Modi agree to elevate strategic talks,...

meaning: To raise or lift something, to improve something (ऊपर उठाना, बौद्धिक व नैतिक स्तर पर उठाना)


Examples:
1. This diet will elevate your blood sugar level.
2. He is elevated to Joint Secretary level.


Saturday, 12 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 12 2017 (Day 10)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 12 2017 (Day 10)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 12 2017 (Day 10)

The Indian Express 

To restrain

Court restrains publication and sale of book on Ramdev (सीमित करना, नियंत्रित करना)


meaning: prevent someone from doing something;


Examples:
1. He could barely restrain his anger.
2. He was restrained and kept in dingy cell.


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 8 2017 (Day 9)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 8 2017 (Day 9)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 8 2017 (Day 9)

To brace

Gujarat braces for vote today, as BJP, Cong draw battlelines


meaning: to prepare yourself physically or mentally (दृढ़ करना. सहारा देना)


Examples:
1. He had to brace himself after hearing the sad news of his wife's demise.
2. She braced her back against the screen.



Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 7 2017 (Day 8)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 7 2017 (Day 8)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 7 2017 (Day 8)

The Indian Express

Illiberal

Cultural nationalism illiberal leads to intolerance 


meaning: intolerant, narrow-minded (अनुदार, संकुचित)


Examples:
1. Hitler was a dictator and used illiberal means to torture Jews.
2. An illiberal society does not do any good to mankind.



Sunday, 6 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 6 2017 (Day 7)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 6, 2017 (Day 7)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 6 2017 (Day 7)


The Indian Express


Stalking

Haryana BJP Chief son held for 'stalking', police rescue woman.


meaning:  harassing or following someone illegally ( पीछा करना)

Examples:
1. This street is haunted, a shadow stalks people in a night.
2. The government is considering a new law against stalking.



Saturday, 5 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 5 2017 (Day 6)


Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 5 2017
(Day 6)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 5 2017 (Day 6)


The Indian Express

Heritage

In Metro's heritage walks, some architecture, some jalebis


meaning: features or things of past belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages, or buildings (विरासत, धरोहर)


Examples:
1. The Taj Mahal has been designated a world heritage site.
2. Indian classical music is an important part of curltural heritage.


Friday, 4 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 4 2017 (Day 5)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 4 2017
(Day 5)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 4 2017 (Day 5)

The Indian Express

Surge

After tomato, surge in onion price likely

meaning: A sudden large increase (बड़ी लहर, आवेश)

Examples:
1. Easy bank loans have surged housing prices in recent months.
2. Tides surged after the storm and flooded the coatal areas.



Thursday, 3 August 2017

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 3 2017 (Day 4)

Learn English Vocabulary From News Papers - August 3 2017



The Indian Express


Inflation

Inflation fall, slowdown spur RBI to cut rate to 6-year low

meaning: a continuous increase in prices (मुद्रास्फीति,  महँगाई)

Examples:
1. The government's overriding concern is to reduce inflation.
2. Economists measure inflation regularly to know an economy's state.